Sunday, April 26, 2015 Iyyar 7, 5775
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Ellen Futterman, St. Louis Jewish Light
Since the Phillies didn't even come close to playing in this year's World Series, local baseball fans will have to decide if they'd rather root for St. Louis or Boston. Religious leaders from both cities already have baseball on the brain, sporting team kippahs, jerseys and even starting a bet (to benefit charity) over which team will win.
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By:
Julie Wiener, JTA
New York’s outgoing mayor acknowledged that he doesn't need the $1 million prize money and said he'll probably donate it to some “unconventional” cause in the Middle East.
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JTA
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize, which is being called the “Jewish Nobel Prize.”
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A strong local contingent traveled to Baltimore to examine out-of-the-box ways to reinvigorate their synagogues, serve interfaith families and reverse staggering declines revealed in a recent study of American Jewry.
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JTA
The Jewish Student Union at the University of California, Berkeley, rejected J Street U for membership for the second time since 2011.
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